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Brida: A Novel (P.S.) by Paulo Coelho
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Brida: A Novel (P.S.) (original 2008; edition 2009)

by Paulo Coelho

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Title:Brida: A Novel (P.S.)
Authors:Paulo Coelho
Info:Harper Perennial (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 256 pages
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Brida by Paulo Coelho (2008)

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  kemilyh1988 | Jan 16, 2017 |
As good as 'the witch of Portobello' , but more beautiful in a way. ( )
1 vote pathogenik | Feb 18, 2016 |
My first Paulo - "The Alchemist" was very inspiring and motivating, but this book is very different.

First off, the story-line is brilliant - searching for a Soul-mate.
But, as the books progresses, it tends to go off track in certain places.
When Brida falls into her first trance, somehow she stops caring about finding her soulmate and for a time, The Magus is forgotten and then again the story goes back to him. It all seems very vaguely connected.

As a reader, you don't really experience the emotions of the character,something which was very different when compared to "The Alchemist". It takes quite some time, to absorb all the various lessons and thoughts which went into each sentence, and then more time to knit them all together.
There are some places, where I found I could relate to Brida, but not many.

On the other hand, it was enlightening to learn something different. Witches, rituals, traditions and then the concept of love is very clearly explained. Each character in the story is very interesting, with their own personal pasts and different beliefs and although, it is cumbersome to read, it makes you gently understand each level and actually live through each page of the book.

On the whole, reading the book....was a very different experience.
A book, that needs to be read more than once, to actually grasp its true meaning.
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1 vote AlexisLovesBooks | Feb 9, 2016 |
I like this book however it was not as good as some of his other books that I have read. ( )
1 vote LaBla | Feb 6, 2016 |
This book makes you think about relationships, magic and love.
It is not nearly what The Alchemist was, but is an easy and good read.
Being the story of a woman on a journey of self-discovery, who finds spirituality through magic, this book provides some guidance to those seeking a "Christ-Witch" path. ( )
  Haidji | Jan 27, 2016 |
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For N.D.L., who made the miracles happen, for Christina, who is one of those miracles, and for Brida
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'I want to learn about magic,' said the girl.
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True love allows each person to follow his or her own path aware that doing so can never drive them apart.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061578959, Paperback)

Brida, a young Irish girl, has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom. She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who teaches her to trust in the goodness of the world, and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world. As Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.

This enthralling novel incorporates themes that fans of Paulo Coelho will recognize and treasure. It is a tale of love, passion, mystery, and spirituality from the master storyteller.

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The story of a young Irish girl who dives into sorcery and experiments with different magical traditions. She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who teaches her about overcoming her fears and trusting in the goodness of the world; and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world, and how to pray to the moon. As she seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.… (more)

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